Call for contributions

European Business Ethics Network Greek Chapter

Research Conference

Athens, Greece | 6-8 Sept. 2017

Will take place at DEREE-The American College of GREECE


Nowadays, both businesses and the society are confronted with a number of highly difficult developments. Many European economies are still affected by the global economic crises and despite the good education that is provided to the majority of citizens, the unemployment rates are remaining at a high level in most European countries. Additionally, as a result of global poverty and conflicts, the refugee crisis caught the European Union off guard and the strengthening of anti-immigrant, eurosceptic and extreme right parties all over Europe raises the question of the European democratic stronghold. Moreover, the exposed dramatic scale of tax fraud questions the integrity of businesses and individuals. And as if all this was not yet enough, Great Britain turns its back on the European Union, revealing the need for reformation of the European Institutions.

The aim of the conference

Having these various crises in mind raises the question of how stability can be restored. What role can ethics, the economy and justice play in this situation? Which potentials do they have and where are their constraints? In particular, the concept of Justice as an essential component of sustainability is at the focus. According to Dower, justice is about realizing the same basic rights for all. Though, he claims that the global economy fails to realize justice and sustainability (Dower 2004). The aim of this Research Conference is to promote the exchange of knowledge and to propose solution approaches of how ethics, the economy and justice can contribute to a stable society.

The following keywords might help to frame the subject:

  • Ethics and Economy
  • Different Theories of CSR
  • Global Justice | Institutional Justice | Individual Justice | Plato’s Justice
  • Workplace Justice | Businesses and Global Justice | Institutions and Justice
  • Ethics in a Global Economy | Essentials for a Just Economy and Society
  • CSR, Sustainability and Global Ethics | Justice as a Requirement for Sustainability



  1. 21st of April (abstract)
  2. 19th of May (acceptance)
  3. 30th of June (full of short paper)
  4. 21st of July (final acceptance)


Barker, D. (2016). Ethics and Social Justice. In: Searing, D. Searing, E. Practicing Professional Ethics in Economics and Public Policy.255-263. Springer Netherlands.

Becker, C. (2011). The Structural Dimension of Sustainability Ethics. In: Becker, C. (ed.). Sustainability Ethics and Sustainability Research. 83-108. Springer Netherlands.

Dower, N. (2004). Global Economy, Justice and Sustainability. In: Ethical Theory and Moral Practice , Vol. 7 (4), 399-415.

Enderle, G. (2016). How Can Business Ethics Strengthen the Social Cohesion of a Society? In: Journal of Business Ethics, published online, 1–11.

Plato. The Republic. Vert. Allan Bloom. New York: Basic Books.

Rawls, J. (1971). A theory of justice. Harvard University Press. Plato, 1968.

Schminke, M. Arnaud, A. Taylor, R. (2015). Ethics, Values, and Organizational Justice: Individuals, Organizations, and Beyond. In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 130 (3), 727-736.

Singer, A. (2016). Justice Failure: Efficiency and Equality in Business Ethics. In: Journal of Business Ethics, published online, 1-19.  



 Eleni Leontsini is Assistant Professor of the History of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Ioannina, Greece and Departmental Erasmus Coordinator.

 She was born in Athens and grew up in Piraeus, Greece and Norwich, UK where she attended Blackdale Middle School (Norwich, East Anglia). She graduated with the grade ‘Excellent’ from Ionideios Pilot School of Piraeus and then read for her B.A. (4yr course) in the Sub-Faculty of Philosophy, Psychology and Pedagogy (specialization: Philosophy) at the Faculty of Arts of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Before joining the University of Ioannina in 2012, she has taught philosophy at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Glasgow from 1998 to 2004. From 2000 until 2002, she also taught philosophy at the Departments of Philosophy of the University of Edinburgh and the University of St Andrews.

Currently, she is also teaching philosophy at the Greek Civilization Undergraduate Programme of the Hellenic Open Universityand at the Postgraduate Programme (M.A. in History and History Didactics) of the Department of Primary Education of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.


Born in 1981 in the area of Plato’s Academy. Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology (University of Athens – 2003). Master’s degree in Ethics (University of Athens -2006). Social Science postgraduate studies (University of Leicester, UK – 2009). PhD Thesis in Philosophy: “Voluntary exit: the ethics of suicide” (University of Athens -2014). Publication of articles in Greek and International journals (2004-2016) and an “Introduction to Philosophy” handbook, for the Open University of Cyprus (2012). Participation in conferences and public seminars. Scientific Research Fellow in the Parliament of Greece, cooperating with the “Union of Centrists” parliamentary party (2015-2017).

Official Program


6-8 SEPTEMBER 2017

 6th September Wednesday

8.15-8.30         Bus Departure from Hotels to DEREE 

9.30-10.00       Registration & coffee

10.00-10.30     Welcome Address
                          Anthony E. GortzisEben GR President
                          Prof Geert DemuijnckEben President
                          Thimios Zaharopoulos, Provost, The American College of Greece

10:30-11.15     Plenary Aristotle’s session
                        Ph Ms Helen LeontsiniAssistant Professor of the History of
                        Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Ioannina, Greece

11.15-12.00   Plenary Plato’s session
                       Ph Panagiotis PerrosScientific Research Fellow in the Parliament of Greece

12.00-12.15      Q & A

12.15 -13.30     Light Lunch

13:15               Departure to Athens site visits:

  • Aristotle’s Lyceum
  • Plato Academy
  • Acropolis Museum

19:30               Free Evening


RC Academic Committee Chair: Assoc. Prof. John FilosPanteion University, Greece

RC Organizing Committee Chair: Anthony E. GortzisEben GR President

7th September Thursday


8.30 – 8.40       Bus Departure from Hotels to DEREE

 10.00 – 11.30                                                   PARALELL SESSION ‘I’

CHAIR: Emer. Prof. Nancy Papalexandris

1. Sustainable HR: A prerequisite for workplace justice.
Nancy Papalexandris

2. From income inequality to shared prosperity: The idea of justice in employment.
Harry J. Van Buren III

3. The Significance of the Ethical Component of Mentoring in HR Development.
Nick Dukakis, Efthymios Valkanos, John Filos

CHAIR: Prof. I. Patsiotis

4. Broadening participation in maker projects: An action research approach
Bart Devoldere, David Langley

5. Fiduciary capitalism: Revisiting dialectics.
Neil Eccles, Delport P.T., M. Mataboge

6. The Failure of Capitalism as Business Ethics Problem.
Tobias Goessling

CHAIR: Prof Gianfranco Rusconi

7. What can we learn from Greek philosophers? Ethical training in contemporary business schools.
Grant  Michelson, Sandrine Frémeaux, Christine Noël-Lemaitre

8. Property owning democracy and the idea of justice in organizations.
Pedro Francés-Gómez

9. Education for leaders’ ethical competence
Iordanis Kavathatzopoulos

 11:30  – 12.00              Coffee Break

12.00 -14.00                                                    PARALELL SESSION ‘II’

CHAIR: Prof. Geert Demuijnck

10. Ethical Economy: Ethics and Economics or Ethical Economy: A Framework for a research agenda in business ethics (Wirtschaftsethik).
Jacob Dahl Rendtorff

11. Ethical consumption and the couple decision-making process: An exploratory study.
Rabeson Landisoa, Laurent Bertrandias, Corina Paraschiv

12. Balancing between the conflicting interests of different stakeholders in research.
Ryoko Asai, Iordanis Kavathatzopoulos

13. Ethical decision-making and moral intensity in Finnish sport organizations: Examining the role of moral courage.
Elina Riivari, Suvi Heikkinen, Metti Mäkitalo

CHAIR: Anthony Gortzis, EBEN GR President

14. Medieval Ahi Brotherhood in Anatolia and its effects to modern Turkish Business Ethics.
Arslen Mahmut

15. Cultural Business Ethics: A Social Theory.
Beschorner Thomas

16. The controversies surrounding the idea of ​​Justice, from the work of Alasdair MacIntyre. His influence in the Business Ethics area of ​​knowledge.
Ginés Marco, Silvia Moya

17. The Effectiveness of Global Organisational Ethics Systems in reducing Bribery and Corruption.
Segon M., Chris Booth

CHAIR: Prof. Michael Aßländer

18. Biblical answers for economic challenges today.
Bernadett Balassa

19. Reconciling the logics of social innovation and commercialization within the maker movement.
David Langley

20. Capital Market Offences in Malaysia.
Yoke Yue Kan

21. Demystification of social banks. From a conceptual model to a user guide.
Tatiana Jupiter


14:00-15.30                 Light Lunch

15.30 -17.30                      PARALELL SESSIONS III

CHAIR: Prof. Heidi von Weltzien Hoivik

22. What Went Wrong with CSR?
 Michael  Aßländer, Dipl.- Kffr. Stefanie Kast

23. Developing moral sensibility using works of literature: Shakespeare´s Othello – a case for teaching business ethics?
Heidi von Weltzien Hoivik

24. Corporate Influence on Policy-Making: An investigation of lobbying through the CSR professionals’ lens.
Theresa Bauer

25. Are CSR, ethics and sustainability drivers for corporate performance? The case of the European Companies.
Ioanna Serafeim

CHAIR: Prof Tobias Goessling

26. Volkswagen and the failure of business ethics.
Tobias Goessling

27. Corporate scandals, million dollar bonuses, and fairness perceptions: Investigating the consequences for the business and society relationship.
Igor Blumberg, Nick Lin-Hi, Julia-Marie Degenhardt, Sven-Oliver Spieß

28. Ethical Dissonance: a Form of Ethical Behaviour Phenomena.
Benoit Cherré, Igor Volkov

29. Institutionalization of Corrupt Behavior within Organizations: the Mimetic Process.
Alireza Saify, Tobias Goessling, Joobin Ordoobody

CHAIR: Assoc. Prof John Filos

30. Cyber Ethics in the era of Changes: Crucial Steps for Companies (Public & Private Sector) and Citizens to Protect Sensitive Data and Identity
Stamatis Passas

31. The effects of the work of Auditors on Economy and Justice
John Filos

32. Ethical Aspects of Data Protection & Use.
Paulina Moustaka

33. Social entrepreneurship in Greece: regulating business ethics through national legislation
Theodora Papadimitriou

17.30-18.00     Departure for the HOTELS

19.30-20.00     From Hotels to Gala Dinner at Tennis Club

20.00-23.00    Conference Gala Dinner
‘Responsible Management Excellence Model’ Awards by EBEN


8th September Friday

8.30 – 8.40       Bus Departure from Hotels to DEREE

10.00 -11.30                                                     PARALELL SESSION ‘IV’

CHAIR: Prof. Frances –Gomez

34. Global governance through multi-stakeholder deliberation as a driver of inequality.
John de Geus

35. Meta-governance of multi-stakeholder initiatives: how to institutionalize deliberative democracy?
Wil Martens, Bastiaan Linden

36. Corporate governance and bank strategy in a financial crisis framework
Maria – Eleni Agoraki, Konstantina Agoraki

CHAIR: Dr  Richard Lacroix

37. Rich: “Consensus Models and the Demosophia Paradigm to Ensure Ethics and Justice in Boards Decision Making of Public Organizations.”
Richard Lacroix, John Bouris

38. Dealing with logic rivalry in professions: a MacIntyre Based approach.
Dick Vriens, B. Pas, B. van der Linden

39. Political Corporate Social Responsibility in Cyberspace.
Julia Roloff

CHAIR: Dr Nick Tsakonas

40. Dealing with ethical situation: the role of Guilt and Shame for HR manager.
Benoit Cherré, Igor Volkov, Geneviève Hervieux

41. The willingness managers to be corrupt to achieve organisational goals: A comparative study.
Segon M., Chris Booth, Jeremy Pearce

42. Approaching the Ethics of Internal Auditors in the Greek public sector
Evangelia Pappa, George Vassiliadis 

11:30- 12.00    Coffee Break 

12.00 -13.30                       PARALELL SESSIONS V

CHAIR: Prof. Geert Demunick

43. The Causality Direction of the Corporate Social Responsibility – Corporate Financial Performance Nexus: Application of the Panel Vector Autoregression models and the Panel Ganger Non-Causality Tests
Woon Leong Lin, Jo Ann Hob, Siew Imm Nga, Chin Leea

44. The Power of a Parable
Jacek Sojka

45. The morality of Justice and the perception of Ethics from an administrative point of view.
Demetrios Kollias

CHAIR: Prof. Tobias Goesling

46. How should we explain irrational behaviors of the economic actor in the market?
Toru Umeda

47. Perceptions of CSR and its relationship to Ethics: Findings from a research in Greece
Varvara Velli, John Filos

48. The implications of international taxation and differences in countries’ tax systems in setting tax planning on an ethical basis
George Koromilas, Charalambos Tsousis 

CHAIR: Dr  Richard Lacroix

49. Protection of the Natural and Man-Made Environment and Quality of Life vs Profit and Development without Ethics. Case studies from Greece.
Eleni Stamatiou, Richard Lacroix

50. Bio-Ethics, the Patient’s Social Justice, the Doctor’s Ethical dilemma in the use of innovative medical practices. A case study from a Greek Hospital
Richard Lacroix, Konstantinos Stamatiou

51. The role of tax ethics on tax-evasion and shadow-economy
Nikolitsa Rapti

13.30- 14.00       Closing speeches

14.00                   Light Lunch









  1. Agoraki Maria – Eleni, Lecturer in Athens Economic University & in Panteion University, Greece ( article 36)
  2. Agoraki Konstantina,  PhD cand., University of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece (article  36)
  3. Aßländer Michael S., Prof. Dr., Technical University Dresden, International Institute Zittau, Germany. (article 22)
  4. Bauer Theresa, Professor International Management, SRH Fernhochschule – The Mobile University, Germany. (article 24)
  5. Bernadett Balassa, PhD student, Széchenyi István University, Győr, Hungary. (article 18)
  6. Bertrandias Laurent, Université Toulouse III, France. (article 11)
  7. Beschorner Thomas, Professor, Chair and Director, Institute for Business Ethics, University of St.Gallen, Switzerland (article 15)
  8. Blok  Vincent MBA, Dr., Associate Professor in Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Business Ethics & Responsible Innovation, Management Studies Group, Associate Professor in Philosophy of Management, Technology and Innovation, Philosophy Group, School of Social Sciences, Wageningen University, Netherlands.
  9. Blumberg Igor, Chair of Business and Ethics, Dipl.-Kfm., University of Vechta, Germany. (article 27)
  10. Booth Chris, Dr., Graduate School of Business and Law, RMIT University, Australia. (articles 17, 41)
  11. Bouris John,  Professor of Management, Technological University of Athens, Greece (article 37)
  12. Buren III Harry J. Van, Jack and Donna Rust, Professor of Business Ethics, Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico, U.S.A. . (article 2)
  13. Cherré Benoit, PhD., Professor of business ethics, School of management – UQAM (University of Québec in Montréal), Human resources and Organization Department Montréal (Québec), Canada. (articles 28, 40)
  14. Degenhardt Julia-Marie, Chair of Business and Ethics, University of Vechta, Germany. (article 27)
  15. Delport, P.T., Department of Department of Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology, University of South Africa, South Africa. (article 5)
  16. Dukakis Nick, PhD candidate, University of Macedonia, Salonica, Greece (article 3)
  17. Eccles, N.S., Professor, Institute for Corporate Citizenship, University of South Africa, South Africa. (article 5)
  18. Filos John, Assoc. Professor, Dept of Public Administration, Panteion University, Athens, Greece. (articles 3,31,47)
  19. Frémeaux Sandrine, Professor, Department of Management, Audencia Business School, France. (article 7)
  20. Geus John de, PhD program in Philosophy, Sofia University, Bulgaria – Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University, Japan. (article 34)
  21. Ginés Marco, Vice-Rector for Research and Teaching, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Catholic University of Valencia, Spain. (article 16)
  22. Gómez Pedro Francés, Philosophy (Moral and Political Philosophy), Faculty Psychology (Campus Cartuja), University of Granada, Spain. (article 8)
  23. Gößling Tobias, Department of Organization Studies, Tilburg University, Netherlands. (articles 6, 26, 29)
  24. Heidi von Weltzien Høivik, Prof. Dr. phil., Dr. h.c., BI Norwegian Business School Department of Strategy and Logistics, Oslo, Norway. (article 23)
  25. Hervieux Geneviève, PhD., Psychologist and Professor of Organizational Behavior, School of management – UQAM,  Human resources and Organization Department, Montréal, Québec, Canada. (article 40)
  26. Jupiter Tatiana, MBA-Student, Coburg University of applied sciences and arts, Germany. (article 21)
  27. Kavathatzopoulos Iordanis, Upsala University, Sweeden (articles 9, 12)
  28. Kollias Demetrios, Graduate student, Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article 45)
  29. Köllen Thomas, Dr., IOP, University of Bern, Switzerland.
  30. Koromilas George, Tax Author and Tax advisor, Greece (article 48)
  31. Lacroix Richard, PhD., Post Doc cand. Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article  37, 49,50)
  32. Langley D.J. (David), Dr., Sr. research scientist, Strategic business analysis  (articles 4, 19)
  33. Linden B. van der, Dr., EDHEC Business School, France. (articles 35, 38)
  34. Mahmut Arslan, Prof.Dr., Turkey. (article 14)
  35. Marco Ettore, Ph.D. in Philosophy, Sociology and Law (University of Milan Bicocca), Master in Environmental Policy and Economics (University of Milan), Italy.
  36. Martens Wil, Dr., Institute for Management Research, Radboud University, Netherlands (article 35)
  37. Martin Dominic, Professor of Ethics School of Management University of Québec in Montréal, Canada.
  38. Mataboge, M. Department of Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology , University of South Africa, South Africa. (article 5)
  39. Metti Mäkitalo, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. (article 13)
  40. Michelson Grant, Professor, Dept of Marketing & Management, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. (art. 7)
  41. Moya Silvia, Philosophy Faculty, Anthropology and Social Work, Universidad Católica de Valencia, Spain. (art. 16)
  42. Moustaka Paulina, PhD candidate, Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article 32)
  43. Nick Lin-Hi, Prof. Dr., Chair of Business and Ethics, University of Vechta, Germany. (article 27)
  44. Noël-Lemaitre Christine, Dr., Director, Institute of Ergology, Aix-Marseille University,  France. (article 27)
  45. Ordoobody Joobin, … (article 29)
  46. Papadimitriou Theodora, PhD., Post Doc cand., Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article  33)
  47. Papalexandris Nancy, Emeritus Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece (article 1)
  48. Pappa Evangelia, PhD. Post Doc cand. Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article 42)
  49. Paraschiv Corina, Université Paris Descartes, France. (article 11)
  50. Pas B., Dr., Faculty of Management Science, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands (article 39)
  51. Passas Stamatis, PhD candidate, Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article  30)
  52. Pearce Jeremy, Dr., Lincoln Business School, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom (article 41)
  53. Rapti Nikolitsa , PhD. Post Doc cand. Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article 51)
  54. Rabeson Landisoa, Lecturer in Marketing, EM Strasbourg Business School, France. (article 11)
  55. Rendtorff Jacob Dahl, Dr. Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, Denmark. (article 10)
  56. Riivari Elina, PhD (Econ), Project Researcher, Management and Leadership, Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics Agora, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (article 13)
  57. Roloff Julia, Assoc. Professor, Head Centre for Responsible Business, Rennes School of Business, France. (art. 39)
  58. Saify Alireza, University of Tehran, Graduate, Iran (article 29)
  59. Segon Michael, Associate Professor, School of Business and Law, CQ University, Australia. (articles 17, 41)
  60. Serafeim Ioanna, PhD candidate, Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article 25)
  61. Sojka Jacek, Chair of EBEN Poland. (article 34)
  62. Spieß Sven-Oliver, Institute for Work and Organizational Processes (IWOP), Germany. (article 27)
  63. Stamatiou Eleni, PhD, Post Doc, Greece (article 49)
  64. Suvi Heikkinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. (article 13)
  65. Tsousis Charalambos, Graduate student, Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article 48)
  66. Umeda Toru, (article 46)
  67. Valkanos Efthymios, Associate Professor, University of Macedonia, Salonica, Greece (article 3)
  68. Vassiliadis George, PhD cand., Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article 42)
  69. Veli Varvara, PhD candidate, Panteion University, Athens, Greece (article 47)
  70. Volkov Igor, Ph.D., Professor of human resource management, Departement of industrial relations, UQO (University of Québec in Outaouais), Québec, Canada. (article 28, 40)
  71. Vriens D., Dr., Faculty of Management Science, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands. (article 38)
  72. Yue Kan Yoke, Dr., CFA, Lecturer in Finance, Henley Business School, University of Reading, Malaysia. (article 20)

If any co-author’s name is missing or not properly described above, it will be corrected in the Conference Minutes

 Note: The authors/co-authors come from 19 different countries, covering all 5 continents (alphabetically):

Europe (Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom)

Non Europe (Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa, Malaysia)




VASSIA COMIS(Executive Director, College Events & Special programs office of ,Human Resources & Campus  Services, The American College of Greece)

JOHN FILOS (Ass. professor in Auditing, Panteion Un. Of Athens ,EBEN gr Bod member)


GELINA KARELLA (Secretary  General EBEN gr BOD)



HELEN PROUTZOU (Graduate  Hellenic Open University)

VARVARA VELI (PhD Candidate)


JOHN FILOS (Ass. professor in Auditing, Panteion Un. Of Athens ,EBEN gr Bod member) (Chair)

MARIA-ELENI AGORAKI (Visiting Finance ,Panteion Un. Of Athens)

MICHAEL ASSLANDER (Prof. of “Technical University Dresden –Germany)

GEERT DEMUIJNCK ( Prof.chez EDHEC Business School Lille France –EBEN President)

TOBIAS GOSSLING (Ass. Prof. of organization studies at Tilburg Univ. Holland)

GEORGE IATRIDIS  (Ass .prof. of Accounting & Finance ,Thessaly Univ.)

NANCY PAPALEXANDRI ( Prof. Emeritus in HR ,Economic & Business Un. Of Athens )

IOANNA PATSIOTI –TSACPOUNDIS  (Prof. of Philosophy in Deree college  )

MARIA-ELENI AGORAKI (Visiting Finance ,Panteion Un. Of Athens)

EFTIMIOS VALCANOS ( Ass. Education &Social policy Univ.of Macedonia in Salonica)



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